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Jim Holland

It’s a lunchtime loss for central business district workers and shoppers east of Fifth Street in downtown Rapid City.

Travis and Kristyn LaBine are in the process of buying The Sandwich Shop - Nummies on 2nd located at the Creamery Mall and plan to move the eatery to the Rushmore Mall.

Travis has been managing Nummies for more than a year. The current owner, Travis LaBine, decided to either sell or close the shop because of a busy personal schedule, four children, another business, a teaching job and being a church pastor.

“He doesn’t have the time to keep up with it,” LaBine said. “He offered it to us. Otherwise, he was going to shut the doors.”

The LaBine’s decided that moving the shop is vital to its growth. Their last day at the Creamery Mall is Thursday.

They hope to reopen in the first part of May in a space formerly occupied by a pretzel shop that was near the new At Home store at the Rushmore Mall.

“We’re hoping for that first of May, but there’s a lot of things that have to happen for that,” LaBine said.

The Sandwich Shop is currently limited in the hours it can operate because it shares the lower level space at the Creamery Mall with a nut butter business called She’s Nuts, the Fork Real Community Restaurant and Common Ground Church.

“Everyone we share with are awesome people, but we need to be open more,” LaBine said.

“I can’t keep employees because I can’t offer them more hours,” he added.

The current menu of soups and sandwiches, including gluten-free items, will remain intact after the move. Only part of the name, Nummies, and the reference to Second Street, will go away.

LaBine hopes to eventually add free delivery for a minimum number of orders to cater to some his more loyal downtown clientele, especially employees of the nearby county courthouse complex.

“I have a lot of customers sad that we’re leaving, but I've also had people say they understand why we have to move,” he said.

Cellphone shop moves

Cell Phone Repair Pro fixes more than just iPhone and Android cell phones. Rapid City store manager Doug Gaston and his one-person staff also repair tablets, computers and many other small electronic devices.

They completed a move from 1315 Haines Ave. to 325 Omaha St. Suite 1 in Tuscany Square to gain better exposure and parking, opening at the new location on April 1.

“We’ve had people tell us they didn’t know we existed,” Gaston said. “This is a much better location for us.”

They continue their hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Gaston said most cellphone repairs can be accomplished within 60 to 90 minutes, with tablets often repaired the same day. Their parts inventory also allows timely repairs of laptop screens, he said.

Call 605-646-2553 for more information.

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Black Hills Meditation

Billie Harris opened a meditation and mindfulness studio, Black Hills Meditation, in January at 607-1/2 Mount Rushmore Road, above Black Hills Staple & Spice.

Harris, a 2000 graduate of Sturgis Brown High School, is a former special education teacher.

She decided to pursue an interest in meditation and received her certification as a meditation and mindfulness instructor from the McLean Meditation Institute of Sedona, Ariz.

Harris offers private and community meditation sessions, 4- and 8-week meditation courses and workplace wellness classes.

She said her husband thought himself to be the last person to try meditation, but he has found relief from chronic pain symptoms after other treatment methods failed.

Harris said she not affiliated with Rapid City Regional Hospital but has been invited to make a presentation in meditation’s value in pain management there in the near future.

“I’m excited to bring awareness of pain management to this area,” she said.

Call her at 605-484-4154, or check out blackhillsmeditation.com for more information.

Contact Jim Holland at 605-394-8429 or at jim.holland@rapidcityjournal.com.

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